Our Funding & Finances

SYPTE is primarily funded by a levy on the council tax of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Borough Councils and Sheffield City Council.  This is set annually by the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. In addition, SYPTE applies for funding for capital projects from the Department for Transport. 

As part of our commitment to be open and transparent about how SYPTE spends its money, we publish monthly details of all payments made that have a value of more than £500.  Please note information which is commercially sensitive or relates to individuals has been redacted. Detail of expenditure prior to April 2017 is available on request.

Read our latest Annual Accounts and information about standing orders and financial regulations.

Read details of our Concessionary Fares Scheme and Concession Reimbursement Arrangements.

Bus Service Operator Grant

SYPTE receives an annual grant payment - the devolved Bus Service Operator Grant (BSOG).- from the Department for Transport (DfT).

Bus operators who provide commercial local bus services are eligible to claim a rebate of the costs of fuel they use from the DFT; this is paid in the form of a BSOG.  Since 2014, a fixed sum payment for contracted bus services is paid by DfT direct to the tendering authority.

SYPTE is required to report how we have used this grant. Read SYPTE’s completed survey for the 2019/20 grant.


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